Silicon Wave Delivers Integrated Bluetooth Functions to New Toshiba Notebooks
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2001-- Silicon Wave today announced that its Bluetooth Specification Version 1.1 qualified SiW1502 Radio Modem and SiW1602 Baseband Processor have been integrated into Toshiba's new Tecra® and Portege® notebooks via Taiyo Yuden pre-qualified modules.
The Toshiba Tecra 9000 Series and Portege 4000 Series notebooks are the world's first notebooks with native support for Bluetooth wireless technology. Typical Bluetooth applications include Internet access via mobile phones, as well as file sharing, data transfer and information synchronization among multiple PCs, peripherals and PDAs.
``Toshiba's wireless leadership is clearly evident in delivering real world Bluetooth wireless applications integrated into its newest generation of notebook PCs,'' said Jarvis Tou, vice president of marketing and business development at Silicon Wave. ``Taiyo Yuden and Silicon Wave have worked closely with Toshiba to provide a superior user experience including reliable connectivity and high data throughput with long range. Users are now freed from cables and can become truly tether-less.''
The Taiyo Yuden module is a class 2 Bluetooth Specification Version 1.1 qualified device. Its interface is based on industry standard USB technology and features low power consumption in a small and thin profile.
The single-chip SiW1502 Radio Modem is a highly integrated RF and digital logic chip featuring a direct conversion architecture and a pure digital interface. The chip contains a fully integrated 2.4 GHz radio transceiver with a GFSK modem. The SiW1602 Baseband Processor interfaces directly with the SiW1502 Radio Modem and provides power control, data packet processing, error-detection/correction and other data processing functions. The SiW1602 also contains a fully integrated USB controller, which provides an easy method to implement the USB host interface. Silicon Wave also provides the lower layer software that ensures stable and reliable Bluetooth operation.
About Silicon Wave Inc.
Based in San Diego, Silicon Wave designs and produces RF communication system components that consistently deliver superior user experience. Silicon Wave products and services include radio modems, baseband processors, software solutions and a Baseband IP Licensing Program for Bluetooth wireless communications, and a complete line of silicon tuners for cable modems and digital set-top boxes. Founded in 1997, the company was the first to deliver a fully qualified, single-chip radio modem for Bluetooth communications and first to achieve Bluetooth Specification Version 1.1 qualification for its products. Silicon Wave is an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The company's Web site is located at www.siliconwave.com.
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